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Sparring partners fighting together for FE’s future

A joint letter from 10 institutions has shown the sector is capable of working together and speaking in one voice

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The area reviews focused on the importance of colleges rising above institutional self-interest. It was time, the message went, for institutions to look at the bigger picture and the needs of learners, rather than simply what was best for themselves.

This issue is not limited to colleges. The accusations of partisan self-interest could be lodged at the FE sector’s representative bodies in recent years. Not speaking with one voice has made it easier to be ignored by ministers.

But recent developments have given FErret a glimmer of hope that the fine organisations representing the sector, its ...

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